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The "shocking firsthand account" (Chicago Sun-Times) of one man's years inside the notorious American prison—and his Kafkaesque struggle to clear his name.

When Enemy Combatant was first published in the United States in hardcover in 2006 it garnered sensational reviews, and its author was featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, on National Public Radio, and
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Published November 2006 by Mizan (first published January 1st 2006)
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A.C.
Mar 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: journalism
A terrifying awakening to what the U.S. government is doing to people worldwide. If you believe that all lives of all people everywhere are just as good as American lives, you will want to read this book. If you feel like torture and injustice could never occur at the hands of Americans, you should to read this book. If you support a foreign policy of secret prisons, kangaroo courts, and detention centers, you must read this book, and take a walk in the shoes of an unjustly treated man, who happ ...more
Mohammed P Aslam
Since Moazzam Begg’s was released from one of the toughest and the most notorious concentration camps in the world, Guantanamo Bay detention centre, I have been more than curious to read about his experiences both within the Guantanamo Bay and what led to his unlawful detention. I have read this book some months earlier and later again for the purpose of this review, and so that I can share the story of one of the most recognisable Muslim faces in Britain.

This story is not about a gang related t
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Aishah A.
Sep 11, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone and anyone in findinig out the truth behind the gitmo
well i read this book a while back and just started today to re-read it.. I loved the book,it made me laugh and cry .. moazzam begg is a great narrator and i was never bored at any time during reading 'enemy combatant'.. I like the way he ended the book .. the poem was emotional .. anyways basically you all gota read it to know how it really is :D
Ensiform
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, war, justice
The author, either a pious bookseller and humanitarian or a supporter of al-Qaida, depending on whom you ask, was abducted from his house in Islamabad and spent three years in the titular prisons. Begg is, by other accounts, a reasonable and charming man, and was a model prisoner who got along with several of his guards. His personality shows through in his prose, which is readable, clear, and impassioned without veering into needless vitriol (though he does not bother to hide his disdain for Am ...more
خَـــالِــدٌ المُقَـــــــدِم
بدأت معرفتي بهذا الكتاب بطريقة مغايرة , فلقد كنت اتصفحه حتي أجد معلومة عن د .عافية صديقي ... لم أجد الكثير عن هدفي الأولى .... لكنني لم ألبث الكثير حتي أعلم أن بين يدي تجربة مريرة تستحق القراءة والتدبر

لقد أزاح الكاتب بتجربته عن ستائر كانت مغلقة تمثل بالنسبة لى نهاية العالم , لم أكن أتوقع أو اتخيل وجود مثل هذه الأفعال فى أيامنا هذه لكن من الواضح أنني كنت ساذجا للغاية

لقد مر معظم _المؤلف_ قدرا بتجربة لم ولن تكن لشخصا مثله فهو الأنجليزى ذو الأصول الهندية الذى كبر وترعرع فى انجلترا ولم يرى أى بلد إ
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Albanna
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
صعب جدا تفول علي الكتاب ممتع لان كل احداثه غير ممتعه الحقيقه
لكن لفت انتهابي شويه حاجات حاسسها مهمه جدا
زي الكلام عن ان مصر كانت البلد اللي بيهددو بيها المعتقلين وانهم لو متكلموش هيروحو مصر .. للدرجادي كانت بلدنا عميله لامريكا وفيها تعزيب ممنهج حتي للاغراب اللي من بره مصر ؟؟؟؟
عجبتني قوي ثقافه معظم اللي هي كانت اكبر مساعد ليه لتخظي المحنه الشديده دي وده يدل علي ان الثقافه شيء مهم جدا لتربيه النفس
فكره ان امريكا بعد احداث سبتمبر بقت زي الطور الهايج وان مفيش اي دوله ف العالم مهما كانت في الوقت ده تق
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Tina
May 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked this book up at a reading, by Moazzam Begg, in London. Not only is Moazzam's story incredible, but as a man, both in person and in the book, he is thoughtful, intelligent, and kind, in spite of the immense brutality he suffered for three years. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, it gives a unique opportunity to see what life is like for Guantanamo Bay prisoners, and the incredible lack of evidence that has landed many of them there.
Rasha Afifi
هذا الكتاب أصابنى بالحزن الشديد و الاكتئاب و احساس سخيف بقلة الحيلة أثناء و بعد انتهائى من قرائته
هذه المآساة التى عاشها السيد مُعظم بيغ هذا المسلم الحامل للجنسية الانجليزية الهندى الأصل و كيف تم قولبته فى معاداة شرطى العالم المزعوم للحفاظ على الحريات الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

كلماتك سيد مُعظم أثرت فى أيما تأثير بل اصابتنى بالحزن الشديد من شدة وطئة الاحساس بالظلم فكل طاغية تحيطه هالة من القوة المزعومة و لكن بداخله هو هش ضعيف و هذا ما أظهرته جليا من قلة الموارد المعلوماتية التى كانت تتفاخر بها ال
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Aya Azam
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
وانا بفكر هكتب ايه فى تقييمى للكتاب
لاقيت ان الكتاب ساب فيا اثر كبير جدا
يمكن اثر الكاتب نفسه مكنش يقصد يسيبه فى نفس القارىء
بس يمكن المشكلة مش ف الكتاب المشكلة كانت ان القارىء هنا مصرى!
قصة معاناة الكاتب سمعناها كتير -رغم انى مكنتش متخيلة بعض التفاصيل- اللى الكاتب شرحها باسلوب شيق جدا وجميل جدا
لكن تأثير الكتاب عليا هو حزن وسخط على المجتمع اللى كنا ولازلنا عايشين فيه!
الكاتب فى النهاية بيعتز بكونه بريطانى مسلم
انا كمان بعتز بكونى مسلمة لكن للاسف الشديد كونى مصرية اكتشفت انها اكبر شتيمة ممكن تتقال ف ح
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خالد الوسيدي
كتاب يعييشك طعم الظلم المر الذي عاشه مُعَظَّمْ ، أدركت صورة الحقيقية للذئاب ..
أجبرني الكاتب على التعاطف مع قصته ..
لغته عميقة بليغة راقية ، تسلسل أحداثه جعلني أُنهي الـ(448) في جلسة واحدة..


أكثر ما أعجبني حوارت الكاتب مع الجنود الأمريكيين في زنزانته الإنفرادية ..

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"أدركت الكثير بعد قراءته"
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Don Tate
Mar 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An extremely well written book filled with the details of a person who some regard as a terrorist even though that was never proven in any court of law. I have a new appreciation for the Muslim people and the trials they must endure because of their religion. A very, very well written book!
R.f.k
كتاب غير لدي أشيا كثيرة..
أصبحت أبحث وأقر عممن يعانون الظلم وخلف القضبان في ابعد الاماكن
..عبشت مع هذا الكاتب تجربتة لحظة بلحظة
وحست أنني معه في زنزانتية الانفرادية أشاركة أفكارة
..شكرا معظم
mansoor
Dec 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very important book; This book shows how little the American intelligence really knows about the Islamic movements. He mentions that the FBI thought Tabligee Jammah ( Muslim version of missionaries) were working with al Qaeda. The truth is that they have two different ideologies and don't really get a long and tabigees don't believe in arm resistance they only work with the Muslims. American need to understand that Muslims will always care about Palestine, Kashmir and other area's that ...more
Saleem Khashan
I enjoyed reading this book BUT
I couldn’t put his though process into acceptance "he leaves the UK to go live in Afghanistan because it is the true Islam country!" Really? true Islam is killing each other, true Islam is not contributing in the science of the world advancement. How did this guy understand Islam like this is beyond me, and it does show he lacked education big time. Page after page the Quran asks us to question and learn. The life the prophet was full of moral out lines and it lef
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Doaa Alkhateeb
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عَدو مُحارب .... مُعظم بيغ
تجربة مميزة ورحلة جديدة مع بطلٍ عظيم "معظم"...
حكاية لا تخلو من الظلم والقهر الذي اعتدناه والذي يواجه كل إنسان يطالب بالعدالة والحرية...إلا أن بطلنا طالب بها من أجل غيره ودفع ثمن البطولة
الرواية يتخللها سرد للتاريخ البشري الموسوم بالعار والاإنساني , مع اختلاف الضحايا إلا أن للمسللمين نصيب الأسد من كل ذلك
لا يمكن أن تخرج منها إلا بحقد مضاعف على الدول الكبرى واحتقارٍ أكبر لسذاجتنا وتخلفنا الذي سمح بالتلاعب بنا الى هذا الحد المُخزي
ما يميز بطلنا حواره الدائم مع الجنود الأمر
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Elliot Richards
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
This is an incredible prisoner memoir, written by a Brit who was abducted in the middle of the night from his family whilst in Pakistan, by American and Pakistani intelligence services. He was held without charge for about 4-years, in the Middle East and Guantanamo Bay, describing in detail his treatment by the guards, interrogators, Americans and Brits.

His story is an amazing story, filled with heartbreak and despair, as well as hope and humour. The writing is such that you immediately empathi
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Lysergius
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one of those books that highlights the whole stupidity of the US response to the 11th of September attack on the World Trade Centre in New York. Begg was swept up and transported first to Khandahar, then Bagram and finally Guantanamo, where he endured solitary confinement, endless interrogation and abuse.

That being said, this book is really the story of one man's confrontation with himself. Begg documents with painful detail his tribulations, for they were many, and his final determination
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Adam
Jul 22, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent, important book to read. We so often get the government perspective of what goes on at the Guantanamo Bay dentention facilities. This man was there for 2 years apparently unjustifiably and gives a very vivid account of what life is like there and also how impossibly difficult it is for prisoners to even know why they are being held and to communicate with anyone other than the prison guards.
The beginning of the book is a little slow but it is worthwile and important in setti
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Ify
Sep 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating and disturbing look inside the early fear and paranoia which surrounded the post 9/11 period and the start of the war on terror. Moazzam Begg and many others suffered greatly or were even killed unjustly in U.S. detention. Omar Khadr, Salim Hamdan and others make an appearance. The story is uneven, at times captivating and at other times frustratingly filled with unnecessary detail and Begg's own extended reflections, attempts to educate others, and his poetry. Still a timely read ...more
Jonathan-David Jackson
It makes my heart ache to read this book. How can my country - or any country - hold someone without charge for years? There can be no justification for it, and the only explanation is that the American government, at the highest levels, does not care about our values of freedom or justice.

Moazzam quotes from Malcolm X in this book, and I've included the quote here:
"I'm not anti-America, and I didn't come here to condemn America - I want to make that very clear! I came here to tell the truth -
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Azraa
Nov 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: legitimate
Wow, this book was a rollercoaster of emotions and an ocean of knowladge! Its about a muslim man who was put into prison after prison. For three years he was held, unable to speak to his family, not even given a lawyer until the end.
It is defiantly one of the best books i've read. Moazzam Begg is witty and intelligent, being in solitary confinement didnt harm him much. It took me about two moths to read this book because I would sit and read one page over and over again. He has a way with defin
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Holly
Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A searing indictment of US foreign policy post-September 11 by an individual kidnapped from his home in Islamabad and held by the US government for over three years as an enemy combatant. Required reading, even if you believe that the War on Terror requires the suspension of civil rights, because what the government is asserting is that they can hold anyone, indefinitely and without trial. That includes your spouse, your sibling, your parent, and you.
Ruth
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Difficult to say I enjoyed this book, as reading very graphic descriptions of long term solitary confinement and torture was difficult at times. But this is a very important book. It is written very intelligently and sensitively and goes towards balancing the somewhat one-sided perspective we tend to be exposed to with western media.
 Paradise ~ Musk
غيرتني كثيراً تجربة معظم ..!

بالرغم من أنه لم يتلق الكثير من التعذيب الجسدي كباقي السجناء - فك الله أسرهم -
الأ أن شخصيتهُ وصبره وّرُقّيه في تعامله مع ذاته حتى في داخل السجن
كان جديرًا بالأعجاب

الحوارات التي كان يُجريها مع الحراس الأمريكان كانت ممتعة \مبهرة

شكراً معظم :)
Irfan
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hard-cover
Soberly written but long winded at times. Still, it must have been very painful to write.
Mehmet Akif  Koc
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Guantanamo mahkumu bir Pakistanlı-İngiliz'in gözünden zulüm ve önyargı dolu düşmanlığın öyküsü... Must-read...
Mohamad Saeed
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
معظم بيج، الرجل البريطاني التربية ذو الملامح الباكستانية مغولي الجذور مسلم الديانة،ذو الخبرة الحياتية العميقة ،كل هذا تعرفت عليه في كتاب يروي فيه سيرته الذاتية باختصار ،ليركز بعدها على الموضوع الأصلي للكتاب وهو احتجازه في معتقل جوانتانامو بعد اختطافه من بيته في باكستان ، أحببت الرجل كثيرا ، ربما لتعاطفي معه أو وهو الأهم ، لإعجابي الشديد بسعة ثقافته واطلاعه الواسع على مجالات كثيرة في الفن والأدب والسينما واللغات العديدة التي يتقنها، الرجل تفاعل مع قضايا المسلمين حسب رؤيته ووجهة نظره وقتها ، أولى ...more
Jgknobler
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is is a firsthand account of a British Muslim's imprisonment in Afghanistan and then Guantanamo. A young man's desire to explore his Pakistani heritage and to support the struggle of Muslim people against oppressive outsiders in Chechnya, Bosnia, Israel and Afghanistan, eventually get him arrested and accused of supporting or perhaps plotting terrorism, a charge he vehemently denies. While his good guys are not mine--he's a little easy on the Taliban, I would say--his devastating account of ...more
محمد
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

عدو محارب معظم بيغ


انتهيت أمس من قراءة كتاب رائع جداً، كتاب أشبه بسيرة ذاتية في أشد المعتقلات قسوة في العالم..

ثلاثة سنوات قضاها الكاتب البريطاني الباكستاني الأصل معظّم بيغ، في قندهار وباغرام وغوانتانامو.. ثلاثة أعوام قضى أغلبها في حبس انفرادي وهو لايعرف عن زوجته وأطفاله إلا أقل القليل..


بل الأدهى والأمر أنه اعتقل بلا مبررات أو أخطاء، شأنه شأن الكثير الكثير من معتقلي غوانتاناموا فرج الله كُربة من بقي منهم هناك..


الكتاب والذي يحمل اسم [ عدو محارب ] يقص فيها الكاتب قصته على مدى 14 فصلاً، مليئة بالتجارب والقصص والتأم

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Mary Ann
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wanted a different perspective on the War on Terror, and after reading the reviews on this book, felt it would be a good chance to view the Muslim world from one of the captives at Guantanamo. It was successful in that, but I found the author to be self-serving and anti-American. No surprise, really, but I expected a more intelligent and introspective look at these two cultures as a result of 9/11. I don't agree with the capture of innocent men, or the incarceration and torture of those captiv ...more
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